Classical College is an academic platform offering students, parents, and educators an opportunity to study the great books, great ideas, and great educational principles of the Western tradition. As a Christian academic institution, we seek to carry on some of the most important principles from Church tradition. We uphold the Liberal Arts as the foundation of a truly educated person, and we seek to form teachers who are equipped both intellectually and practically to become master teachers in classical Christian schools around the United States.
There is a movement sweeping America. It is more than a movement; it is a rebirth. It is indeed the fourth most important educational renaissance to occur in Western Civilization. This renaissance is a recovery and reaffirmation of those great ideas, great texts, and great authors and artists upon which our civilization was built. This renaissance has been titled "classical Christian education." Our goal at The Classical College is to not only join this renaissance but to support it by training up teachers in the philosophy and practice of classical Christian education. This means teachers who purpose their careers, their learning, and their daily lessons around Cicero's ancient goals of instructing: "docere, delectare, et movere" (to teach, to delight, and to move).
"Classical College" began May 2017 as "Chesterton College," offering individual academic and aesthetic courses. After considering the growing need in Louisiana and around the country for able and equipped classical Christian educators, "Chesterton College" became "Classical College" and chose to do one thing very well: equip teachers for a lifelong career as classical Christian educators. In this way, we want high school seniors, post-undergraduate students, and current teachers to consider the beauty of this educational renaissance and partner with us to ensure it has a bright future. Classical College is located in Atlanta, Georgia. In-person classes are held at local venues, such as schools and churches.
Thomas Achord up in St. Amant, Louisiana. After high school, he served in the United States Air Force for six adventurous years as an F-16 avionics technician. Thomas has studied Economics under the Ludwig von Mises Institute of Auburn, Alabama and holds a bachelor's in History and Philosophy from Louisiana State University. He holds his M.Div. from Southern Seminary. Thomas has taught logic, humanities, Greek, math, economics, and government. He is the Head of School at Sequitur Classical Academy, located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He also teaches at Memoria Online Academy. He enjoys spending time with his family, worshiping the Triune God, reading widely, fishing, hunting, growing trees, and shooting firearms. Thomas is the creator and editor of The Soul and the City: A Reader in Moral and Political Philosophy.
Brian Daigle is the Headmaster at Oak Hill Classical School, located just outside Atlanta, Georgia. He was a co-founder of Sequitur Classical Academy and is President and author of Mud House Art and Literature. A graduate of University of Louisiana-Lafayette and The University of Dallas, Brian's published works include Street-fighting Logic: The Art of Arguing with Grandmothers and Coffeeshop Philosophers and The Road Home: A Guide to Reading Augustine’s Confessions. Brian is the general editor of the G.K. Chesterton Signature Series and author of several books on culture, literature, parenting, and education. Brian lives in Georgia with his wife Lauren and their three children.
Peter Johnston is the headmaster of Logos Academy and founding pastor of Trinity Anglican Church in Lafayette, Louisiana. A graduate of Yale College and Yale Divinity School, his academic interests include biblical theology, Christian history, and epic poetry. Peter is working toward a doctoral degree in English (John Milton) from the University of Louisiana-Lafayette. He resides in Broussard, Louisiana on a family farm with his wife Carla and their three children.
Kevin Lindholm is the visual arts instructor of Sequitur Classical Academy. Originally from California, he has taught art classes in Ohio, Texas, and Louisiana. He studied printmaking at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and The Ohio State University. Printmaking being his main area of expertise, he continues to expand his technical base in drawing, painting, digital painting, and digital sculpture/modeling.
Statement of Faith
- There is one almighty God, an eternal Father to his eternal Son, sharing his substance in the begetting of the Son and the procession of the Holy Spirit.
- God made man to love God and neighbor, to glorify God and enjoy him forever.
- Of our own fault we turn from God and neighbor, inviting God’s just condemnation.
- God reveals himself to man, drawing him back by his Word and revelation in Jesus Christ.
- The Scriptures are God’s Word written: inspired by the Holy Spirit, authoritative for doctrine, containing all things necessary to salvation.
- Jesus Christ is God’s Word incarnate: the eternal Son born of a virgin, who performed miracles, lived without sin, and proclaimed the coming of God’s kingdom.
- Jesus died on the cross for our sake, atoning for the sins of the world.
- Jesus rose again, appearing to women and his disciples, commissioning them to proclaim the gospel and to teach the way of salvation, ascending and being seated at the right hand of the Father in power and glory.
- Salvation is by grace through faith, and faith without works is dead.
- Through repentance, belief, and the regeneration of the Holy Spirit, Christians share in Christ’s body, look for Christ’s return in glory, and hope for eternal life.
- Our studies are aimed at becoming a people for the glory of God and the good of all mankind.
- Our studies are successful only when they lead us to love God and love our neighbor as commanded.